I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2023
Many of you know me already, but in case we haven’t met: Welcome! I am Sandra, your NaBloPoMo host. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that you are here.
Only recently did I learn that some of you didn’t know that my full name was Sandra. My mind was blown, I thought it was obvious that San was a nickname. But how could you have known?
Well, Sandra is indeed my full name, but please call me San. Nice to meet you!
I grew up in Germany, but have lived in the U.S. for almost two decades now. My husband Jon, whom I met during an exchange semester here in the US, and I live in a duplex apartment in California’s beautiful state capitol. I wrote a little bit about the decision to come to California here.
I am a 40-something wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I work as a geographer for a government agency and in my free time, I run and ride my Peloton. Most of my friends will agree that I am a bit of a nerd at heart. I pay a lot of attention to detail and I always joke that if something can be measured, I want it measured. I love books, knitting, travel, Friends reruns, and good food. Yes, I guess you could call me a foodie. I bake my own sourdough bread and I love to cook and bake.
As I was making my rounds on all of your blogs yesterday, I was excited to find quite a few new-to-me faces this year. Yay! I also received quite a few lovely shoutouts from some of you guys. I am deeply appreciative and humbled by all your kind words and your support. Thank you!
But, you must KNOW that NaBloPoMo and this community thrive because of every single one of you. I am so excited about growing this community and I cannot wait to see all the new friendships that will be forged this year.
So, the best way to do this is to get to know each other (more), if the summary above was not enough. Remember “Ask San Anything”? During last year’s NaBloPoMo, I asked you to submit any questions you might have for me, and then others jumped on the bandwagon and it became a whole thing where people set up Google forms to collect random questions from their readers.
I decided to open up the Google form again for questions. Ask away!
Speaking of which, I realized with shame that I still had a handful of unanswered questions left over from last year. I don’t know how it happened that I failed to answer them all in a timely manner, and I am so sorry that I dropped the ball. But rest assured, these questions will be addressed shortly.
In the meantime, tell me a little bit about yourself in the comments!